AI and Conservation

Tutorials, Videos, and Slides

Key Publications

Entries highlighted in blue are recommended for the non-CS audience, including conservation biologists, conservation practitioners, and the general audience.

  • VIOLA: Video Labeling Application for Security Domains

Elizabeth Bondi, Fei Fang, Debarun Kar, Venil Noronha, Donnabell Dmello, Milind Tambe, Arvind Iyer, Robert Hannaford

In GameSec 2017: The 8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security

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  • Optimal Patrol Planning for Green Security Games with Black-Box Attackers

Haifeng Xu, Benjamin Ford, Fei Fang, Bistra Dilkina, Andrew Plumptre, Milind Tambe, Margaret Driciru, Fred Wanyama, Aggrey Rwetsiba, Mustapha Nsubaga, Joshua Mabonga

In GameSec 2017: The 8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security

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  • Taking it for a Test Drive: A Hybrid Spatio-temporal Model for Wildlife Poaching Prediction Evaluated through a Controlled Field Test

Shahrzad Gholami, Benjamin Ford, Fei Fang, Andrew Plumptre, Milind Tambe, Margaret Driciru, Fred Wanyama, Aggrey Rwetsiba, Mustapha Nsubaga, Joshua Mabonga

In ECML-PKDD 2017: The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases

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  • Cloudy with a Chance of Poaching: Adversary Behavior Modeling and Forecasting with Real-World Poaching Data

Debarun Kar, Benjamin Ford, Shahrzad Gholami, Fei Fang, Andrew Plumptre, Milind Tambe, Margaret Driciru, Fred Wanyama, Aggrey Rwetsiba

In AAMAS-17: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2017), May 2017

[pdf|AAMAS version]

  • Keeping it Real: Using Real-World Problems to Teach AI to Diverse Audiences

Nicole Sintov, Debarun Kar, Thanh Nguyen, Fei Fang, Kevin Hoffman, Arnaud Lyet, Milind Tambe

AI Magazine, 38 (2):35-47, 2017.

[pdf|AI Magazine version]

  • PAWS – A Deployed Game-Theoretic Application to Combat Poaching

Fei Fang, Thanh H. Nguyen, Rob Pickles, Wai Y. Lam, Gopalasamy R. Clements, Bo An, Amandeep Singh, Brian C. Schwedock, Milind Tambe, Andrew Lemieux

AI Magazine, 38(1):23-36, 2017.

[pdf|AI Magazine version]

  • Comparing Human Behavior Models in Repeated Stackelberg Security Games: An Extended Study

Debarun Kar, Fei Fang, Francesco M. Delle Fave, Nicole Sintov, Milind Tambe, Arnaud Lyet

In AIJ: Artificial Intelligence

[pdf|AIJ version|bib]

  • Combining Graph Contraction and Strategy Generation for Green Security Games

Anjon Basak, Fei Fang, Thanh Nguyen and Christopher Kiekintveld

In GameSec-16: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, November 2016

[pdf|GameSec version|bib|slides]

  • Three Strategies to Success: Learning Adversary Models in Security Games

Nika Haghtalab, Fei Fang, Thanh H. Nguyen, Arunesh Sinha, Ariel Procaccia, Milind Tambe

In IJCAI-16: Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, July 2016

[pdf|IJCAI version|bib]

  • Deploying PAWS: Field Optimization of the Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security

Fei Fang, Thanh H. Nguyen, Rob Pickles, Wai Y. Lam, Gopalasamy R. Clements, Bo An, Amandeep Singh, Milind Tambe, Andrew Lemieux

In IAAI-16: Proceedings of the Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, February 2016

Winner of Innovative Application Award

[pdf|IAAI version|bib]

  • From the Lab to the Classroom and Beyond: Extending a Game-Based Research Platform for Teaching AI to Diverse Audiences

Nicole Sintov, Debarun Kar, Thanh H. Nguyen, Fei Fang, Kevin Hoffman, Arnaud Lyet, Milind Tambe

In EAAI-16: the Sixth Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence, February 2016

[pdf|EAAI version|bib]

  • When Security Games Go Green: Designing Defender Strategies to Prevent Poaching and Illegal Fishing

Fei Fang, Peter Stone, Milind Tambe

In IJCAI-15: Proceedings of the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, July 2015

Outstanding Paper Award Winner in IJCAI-15 Computational Sustainability Track

[pdf|IJCAI version|bib]

  • ”A Game of Thrones”: When Human Behavior Models Compete in Repeated Stackelberg Security Games

Debarun Kar, Fei Fang, Francesco Maria Delle Fave, Nicole Sintov, Milind Tambe

In AAMAS-15: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, May 2015

[pdf|bib]